The Korea Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc (President, Mr. Chung, Jae-hoon) hosted the 34th Korea Atomic Power Annual Conference (KAP 2019) at the International Convention Center in Jeju from May 21 to May 22, 2019.
Under the theme of 'NUCLEAR 60 YEARS, NEW ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES,' the KAP 2019 celebrated the 60th anniversary of nuclear energy in Korea, exploring new roles of nuclear industry and discussing new responsibilities for the next generation The conference attracted more than 500 nuclear experts from Korea, UAE, USA, Japan, France, U.K. and Canada.
The conference began with a special session with the theme of "the Commitment to ensure Safety in Operation, Decommissioning and HLW Management," and also covered global exports of nuclear business and nuclear energy in energy mix against climate change in two sessions. The 60th anniversary ceremony and reception were held at the end of the KAP 2019,
During the keynote speech at the ceremony, Mr. Joo, Young-joon, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, introduced the 3rd Energy Master Plan. In addition, Mr. Mohamed Al Hammadi, President of the UAE Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), presented the status and history of the nuclear energy program in UAE. Ms. Maria Korsnick, President of the American Nuclear Association (NEI), highlighted the importance of nuclear energy in line with global change.
Meanwhile, International Nuclear Exhibition Korea 2019 was held in parallel with the KAP 2019. Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company (KHNP), Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), KEPCO Engineering and Construction (E&C), KEPCO Plant Service and Engineering (KPS), KEPCo Nuclear Fuel (KNF), Korea Radioactive Waste Agency (KORAD), Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation And Control (KINAC), Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction, ES DASAN, Orano, Framatome, Westinghouse Electric Company, and Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) opened 39 booths, promoting new technology and products to visitors.